Rating: ***** Suggested Age: Mature 12 or 13
Summary: “One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth’s much-anticipated second book of the dystopian DIVERGENT series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.” (Summary found on Goodreads).
Insurgent is a wonderful addition to the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. This book is the direct middle of the series. Usually those books are slow, but Insurgent isn’t. There are suspenseful moments throughout the book and I couldn’t put it down. The violence is still high and there are a few deaths that may cause sadness. The life of many characters are threatened and it can cause some weariness. The relationship between a brother and sister is also threatened and that may worry someone who has a sibling. Since the two main characters are a couple there is a little more adult content, but nothing too graphic. The plot is wonderful and unlike any other books. I love the characters, but there were moments when I considered the main character a little dumb because she made poor decisions. It ends on a cliffhanger (not going to say what) and that may bother kids who don’t like suspense. I had the last book ready, so it wasn’t a big deal for me. I recommend this book to all mature readers because of the adult content and violence.